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W. T. Stead's first work of fiction, 'From the Old World to the New' was published as the Christmas edition of the Review of Reviews for 1892. The story was intended to act both as a work of romantic fiction and as a guide for British visitors to the Chicago World's Fair. At the time of writing, Stead had never visited America. The story is best known for a prophetic section in which a White Star Line vessel, The Majestic, rescues the passengers of another ship after a collision with an... Topics: Titanic, World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago, Spiritualism